Northwest Endodontic Specialists Offers Root Canals in Olympia and Surrounding Areas
What is root canal treatment?
The inner part of your tooth contains pulp, comprised of nerves and blood vessels, that fills the root canals of your inner teeth. The pulp can become infected due to tooth decay, fracture or trauma. During root canal therapy, we remove the damaged pulp, clean the root canal system and seal it. This process saves the natural tooth and allows you to avoid a bridge, bone graft and dental implant.
Comfortable, Pain-Free Root Canal Care
These days, root canal treatment is comfortable and pain-free. The tooth is numb for the entire procedure (and some hours after), and any discomfort after the procedure is typically well controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most people find that having a root canal is similar to having a filling done and, if they had a toothache prior to the procedure, they are relieved to find that it is gone with the removal of the infection. If you are nervous about having a root canal, we can set your mind at ease to help you have a comfortable, pain-free experience in our office.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Saving Teeth with Endodontics
No artificial crown, dental implant or other prosthesis can ever measure up to the strength, function and aesthetic qualities of your natural tooth. Best practices in dentistry are to save teeth rather than extract them whenever possible, and it is through the process of endodontics that damaged teeth are saved.
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:
- Severe Tooth Decay – where the decay is extensive, in or approaching the root system.
- Fractured Teeth – any fracture in the tooth is an invitation for bacteria to enter the root areas and cause infection, eventually compromising the entire tooth.
- Dead Nerves – this is a sure sign that extensive damage has been done to the tooth roots.
- Infections and Abscesses – abscessed teeth have infected roots, and only a thorough root canal treatment can save the tooth at this point.
Symptoms of Tooth Infections:
- Pain, swelling or redness around tooth
- Darkening of the tooth (discoloration)
- Pain while chewing
If you have any of these signs of infection in your mouth, give us a call at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 – the sooner you are seen by a professional, the more likely you will be able to save your tooth.
Root Canal Procedure: What’s It Like?
First, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once it is numb, a dental dam will be placed over the tooth to isolate it. Next, we will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and clean the infected pulp out of the chamber. The chamber is then filled and a filling or temporary crown is placed on top to protect the area. The procedure doesn’t take much longer than a filling, and you will be just as comfortable. The final crown will be restored by your general dentist.
Are you in pain? Don’t wait any longer! Call Northwest Endodontic Specialists at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 to schedule your appointment right away!
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
The Cost of Root Canal Therapy
The cost of your root canal will vary based on the amount of damage to your tooth and your insurance benefits. Keep in mind that endodontic treatment is healthier, less painful and far less expensive than extraction and tooth replacement.
Ultimately, we are here to ease your fears about root canal therapy – please don’t hesitate to reach out for information.
New Patient? Please visit our Endodontic FAQ page for more information.
Post-Op? Please see our surgical instructions page and call us with any concerns you may have at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Northwest Endodontic Specialists
Patient Review By Linda M
This is the very best Dental service I have received since I was 16. I'm 48 now. Let me start when I walked in, I was greeted with a smile,, a wave, and a " hello and welcome to our office" I loved the way each step was explained to me by Dr. David Goerig and his assistance Stephaine kept her hand on my shoulder always reassuring me it's okay. This entire office was smiles and positive energy. Thank you ALL for my wonderful experience.
- Linda M
Patient Review By Russell B
Wow! At 67 years of age, these were my first 2 root canals. Because of my neglect, I expected extractions. After a completely pain-free experience (root canals) with Dr. Albert Goerig, I still have both of those teeth. Colonel (ret) Dr. Goerig, thank you so much for your skilled work and also the many years of service to our country
- Russell B
Patient Review By Gerald T
Preface this with "I have always been a DENTAL WEENIE". I cringe at any dental work, based on a traumatic childhood experience and 20 years of military dental care. But my experience yesterday was virtually "comfortable" if there can be such a thing in a dentist's chair! Dr. Behnen and his Assistant Monica put me at ease, took their time, and I kept telling myself to relax, they aren't hurting me! Thanks for a GREAT root canal experience!
- Gerald T
Patient Review By Jennifer B
I had a root canal. Dr. Goerig and assistant James were excellent with treatment. All of the employees are very friendly and helpful. It's a great interactive team of employees whom care about their patients! This is a very professional business operation! Thank you for everything! Kudos to you all!!!
- Jennifer B
Patient Review By Kevin T
super friendly people working here, they were all great. Dr. Behnen was great. Said I would feel no pain and he was right!!! I will recommend to other for sure.
- Kevin T
Patient Review By Crystal A
Quick painless root canal.
- Crystal A
Patient Review By Jeanne S
Wonderful. Walked in scared, turned out no reason for that at ALL!!!
- Jeanne S
Patient Review By DeeAnn L
I called early morning to make an appointment they got me in by 3:30 in the afternoon procedure was done by 5:15 staff doctor and assistant extremely professional. No pain very quick procedure. What I thought was going to be a long tedious procedure possibly two appointments maybe three was nothing. I did a 3-mile run afterwards. Saff called me the next day to make sure everything was going well.
- DeeAnn L
Patient Review By Cathy D
I was so nervous when I went for my first root canal, but it was a great experience! He has a larger than life personality, I didn't think having a root canal would actually be fun, but it was. Dr. Goering was so funny and he made sure nothing hurt and he is so good at what he does it was done in no time! Stacey, his assistant for my procedure was wonderful too. I highly recommend them if you need a root canal.
- Cathy D
Patient Review By Caroline B
Dr Goerig was recommended to me by my primary care dentist. I needed a root canal. When your own doctor has Dr Goerig do his root canal, you know you can trust the work. Can you say your dental experiences were pleasant? You can here. From office staff that warmly greet you, to the dental assistant who treats you special, and the dentist who has a sense of humor that immediately puts you at ease, you know you are in the right place for your care.
- Caroline B
Patient Review By Lee A
Great Dr. Great assistant Great team
- Lee A
Patient Review By Nancy L
I was in pain before coming in for a root canal and of course not knowing what to expect I was a bit nervous. The entire staff was like a warm blanket, very genuine and had my best interest at heart. I felt very cared for every step of the process, which was much faster than any expectation I had. I would highly recommend this office if you have need of an endodontic specialist. Dr. Albert Goerig is a very light hearted and funny guy...you will be so happy you came!!
- Nancy L
Patient Review By Terry C
Very friendly and great service would highly recommend
- Terry C
Patient Review By Lisa E
This team is exceptional. They understand that patients may be anxious, so they go above and beyond to provide a calming atmosphere full of kind professionals.
- Lisa E
Patient Review By Kelly C
Best dental experience I ever had! Every single staff member has a wonderful energetic attitude that put me at ease.
- Kelly C
Patient Review By Noah L
Very quick and painless. Very nice staff, who always have great attitudes and exceptional customer service. I've never felt anything but positivity here, both in person and over the phone. Nice to hear everyone laughing and listening to great oldies. Thanks guys!
- Noah L
Patient Review By Franchesca W
Best dental experience I've had. I was very nervous getting a root canal while pregnant but it was so quick and painless. I want to give a shout out to Jimmy the assistant as well, his friendly informative demeanor really put me at ease. And Dr. Albert Goerig was phenomenal!!
- Franchesca W
Patient Review By Faith H
Monica and Dr. Goerig were very professional and had the root canal done very fast. I had a good experience. I was nervous but they put me at ease.
- Faith H
Patient Review By Denise M
This is a great office, everyone there is very nice and friendly. I was extremely nervous and Jimmy helped to put me at ease. Dr. Goerig was amazing, efficient and funny! Thank you all for making my visit a pleasant one.
- Denise M
Patient Review By Rebecca S
I tend to panic any time I set foot in a medical office and this time was no different. Dr. Goerig was able to get me a next day appointment. He was soft spoken, gentle, and thorough with his explanations. This helped put my mind at ease because I don't function well when I don't know what to expect. I didn't feel anything during the procedure, including the numbing injections. He showed me detailed before and after x-rays. I felt like he truly cared about making me comfortable and if you need a root canal, he's the best guy to do it!
- Rebecca S